Jim Jordan subpoenas former head of Disinformation Governance Board Nina Jankowicz
"We have repeatedly sought information from you concerning your official actions and duties as a DHS employee and former Executive Director of the Board," Jordan wrote to Jankowicz.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Monday announced the issuance of subpoenas to a host of Biden administration officials, among them former Disinformation Governance Board head Nina Jankowicz, as part of the GOP's ongoing efforts to investigate the "weaponization" of the federal government.
Jordan announced subpoenas, not just for Jankowicz, but for former interim Executive Director and CEO of the National School Boards Association Chip Slaven and National Assessment Governing Board Trustee Viola Garcia. He previously sent interview requests to the trio, along with several other officials, in late January.
"We have repeatedly sought information from you concerning your official actions and duties as a DHS employee and former Executive Director of the Board, including how the Board intended to define disinformation, how it planned to collection information and from what sources, how it anticipated countering disinformation, and how it proposed to protect First Amendment rights," Jordan wrote to Jankowicz in his March issuance of the subpoena.
"As the former Executive Director of the Board, you are uniquely situated to provide information that is relevant and necessary to inform the Committee's oversight and potential legislative reforms," he continued. "Accordingly, and in light of your disregard of our earlier voluntary requests, please find attached a subpoena compelling you to appear for a deposition."
The letters to Slaven and Garcia shared similar language. Jordan's interest in the pair stemmed from their support of a National School Boards Association letter to President Joe Biden seeking White House support against parents protesting against the instruction of controversial topics in schools such as Critical Race Theory.
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